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by Ben Lyons
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Radio control for signals
Replies: 0
Views: 98672

Radio control for signals

Hello all , I've been asked by SH to see if anyone has used RC to operate both signals and turnouts. The idea is that there should be a signal box not fixed but removable for storage. The box would hold the transmission system. Operation would be by toggle switches for each signal or turnout, the to...
by Ben Lyons
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 22151

Re: Mica B

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by Ben Lyons
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 22151

Re: Mica B

I know many of you have asked how's the mica project going. Well as you see Ive all but finish my 4 just the last decals to add. John Catt has finished his 2 chassis and bodies and is now working to finish his roofs. Hugh has a full kit and has made a start, and dave has a finished a chassis and has...
by Ben Lyons
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GL5 ASSOCIATION access.
Replies: 3
Views: 3809

Re: GL5 ASSOCIATION access.

David if you are still have a problem drop the administrator an E click on the link
or failing this drop me a E and I will forward to Dave.
by Ben Lyons
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 22151

Re: Mica B

Help does any one have a copy of railways in profile no 17 I'm told there's information on the GWR mica. I can see the book on line but not to purchase ant help on the purchase of the book or perhaps someone might copy the said pages Any help given would much appreciated as I'm trying to ensure the ...
by Ben Lyons
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 17D Wagons.
Replies: 7
Views: 6911

Re: 17D Wagons.

Great nice one just 20 more to fill the vans we have, Oh and they need to be a more natural colour, how well does your resin take paint? yes 3d wagons might be ok let get some on the track to evaluate, they will still need some refining all printers print in layers so there will always be some finis...
by Ben Lyons
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 17D Wagons.
Replies: 7
Views: 6911

Re: 17D Wagons.

Elizabeth and Graham picked some up at a local cheap shop I know they are still looking to see if they can get some more.
I purchased a bull in tavistock market he's a bit big, how ever being cast he adds some weight to the wagon.
by Ben Lyons
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: 17D Wagons.
Replies: 7
Views: 6911

Re: 17D Wagons.

Hello David at Saracens last time we had 10 cattle wagons mostly NE so could do with some midland /LMS ones
We also had a cattle dock with cow's ready to load.
by Ben Lyons
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: News letter from southern fed
Replies: 0
Views: 5601

News letter from southern fed

Hopefully you all are well.
I've added the latest Southern Fed news letter, it's a good read, the section on how the clubs are coping makes interesting reading.

https://www.sfmes.co.uk/ydrRoot/newsLet ... 202006.pdf
by Ben Lyons
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Rivet tool
Replies: 6
Views: 7277

Re: Rivet tool

A finished unit on loan
by Ben Lyons
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Rivet tool
Replies: 6
Views: 7277

Re: Rivet tool

I asked a while ago about rivet tools . I've just had from Dave Noble a kit of parts it requires some machining but looks good Dave says he has 3 more kits in had so if you want one give Dave a call. If attached my kit which I have part machined . Thanks Dave great asset. 9F9110C3-C9F4-4F1C-ACE2-36E...
by Ben Lyons
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 22151

Re: Mica B

I intend to do a least one as a tea van I will stretch the truth and letter it return to lyons tea given I a lyons that would seem only fair.
by Ben Lyons
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 22151

Re: Mica B

Hello David, yes to tab and slot, yes and No to solder, Dave silver soldered his almost entirely then in filled with soft solder but had some distortion which he manager to get out, I'm sure Dave will add something on this. I then built the one in the picture and I limited the silver soldering by st...
by Ben Lyons
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 22151

Re: Mica B

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by Ben Lyons
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Freight Rolling Stock
Topic: Mica B
Replies: 25
Views: 22151

Re: Mica B

A few of you must have been wondering what's happened about the Mica. Well Dave and I have been busy with it over the last few months. We are now able to supply a laser cut chassis and a CNC routered body The chassis will come as a complete kit just leaving you to sort buffer heads and some rodding ...
by Ben Lyons
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 3966

Re: Wanted

I have a few lengths will drop them off Sunday
by Ben Lyons
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Rivet tool
Replies: 6
Views: 7277

Re: Rivet tool

Hi Kieth thanks for the offer, I've been able to use Dave, I'm on the look out for get a permanent one Dave is going to get a set of casting for the jaws when he gets time.
I will be needing one then as Dave and I are working on a new van kit .
Watch out at Shildon for first example, maybe two.
by Ben Lyons
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Rivet tool
Replies: 6
Views: 7277

Rivet tool

Hi does any one have a Dave noble rivet tool for sale or for loan .
I'm part way into building some Mica vans along with Dave and need to rivet the
Chassis parts . I will of cause cover any expenses.
Thanks Ben lyons Bedfordshire
by Ben Lyons
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member saying Hello.
Replies: 1
Views: 3574

Re: New member saying Hello.

Hello David good to have you on board, your in a good position to visit some of the so far planned events for next year.
Ben lyons
by Ben Lyons
Sat May 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turnout Topics
Replies: 2
Views: 4392

Re: Turnout Topics

As chairman and a member of GL5 I for one would be interested, it not strictly British main line but I think articles on building loco sand rolling stock ect from any GL5 member would be welcome. You will have ideas and techniques that us in the UK may not be aware off, as indeed supplies of small i...